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I Battle Depression

If you're looking for depression support, meet a group of friendly people fighting depression and the feeling of being depressed. 66,313 People

    I've been at my lowest point

    for a few days now It appears I may have some form of bipolar disorder I've suspected something like this for a while now
    LuiGina LuiGina 13-15, F 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    Neverending Fight

    Yes I battle with depression every single day of my life. Its part of my bipolar disorder. Some days are worse than others but Ive found a reason to live so I would never ever kill myself. Last year 2011 was one of the worst years of my life. Ive never fought with depression so...
    groundshaker groundshaker 26-30, M 36 Responses Nov 3, 2012

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    don't kill yourself over a boy,

    he'll bring another girl to your funeral
    Angelcum Angelcum 18-21, F 15 Responses Oct 31, 2014

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    "Who am I to judge?" - If only we all think

    that way, life would be a better place.
    Spencer024 Spencer024 22-25, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Depression Is...

    DEPRESSION IS NOT A STATE OF MIND! I am a Psychology major and it completely breaks my heart when I hear someone talking about someone who is depressed or wants to commit suicide. Depression is a mental DISEASE. Just like if you were to have cancer or a physical disease...
    InnerBeauty12 InnerBeauty12 18-21, F 42 Responses Nov 12, 2012

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    My Baby Girl

    I had a miscarriage when I was fifteen and almost five months pregnant with my baby girl Gianna. It was the most hardest thing I ever went through. It was so horrible. I had an older boyfriend who I was very much in love with. We became intimate three months into our relationship...
    KandyLuv KandyLuv 26-30, F 20 Responses Aug 27, 2013

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    This is my last post.

    I'm finished. I've hurt everyone close to me. I'm an evil person. I'm a sociopath. My need for love and connection has ruined the connections I did have with people. I'm insatiable. I'm sorry, for everything I put you through. I'm done now though, it's okay. Please, find...
    humangarbage humangarbage 18-21, M 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    Dealing With Depression

    My problems with depression seemed to slowly and quietly twist their way into my life for years.  At points it was so subtle I would be able to ignore it, or push it away, or think that it was just another bad day, nothing out of the ordinary.  Somehow day after day...
    suzanneontheriver suzanneontheriver 26-30, F 56 Responses Jul 12, 2006

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    Clock Ticks, Nothing Changes

    The sweeping hand tick tick ticks, but nothing ever changes.  And you need the time to pass.  Not because you have anywhere to be; you don’t. You never have anywhere to be.  You just need the time to be anywhere but now, here.  Tick tick tick.  You...
    Little Bird Little Bird 31-35, F 203 Responses Apr 12, 2006

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    My "dark" Friend

    I wake up in the morning and before I can open my eyes I know that its there. The covers are heavy with sweat from nightmares I'll never remember. I inhale deeply through my nose, it must have woken it up. "Good night sleep?" it asks. "You know it wasn't." I can hear it...
    WhyBother22 WhyBother22 22-25, M 24 Responses Nov 6, 2011

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    With cuts to mental health services-and the

    fact I am on Medicaid-getting help is getting harder. I have pretty much given up. I have my meds and they help somewhat. Trying to get therapy is a joke. Getting regular appointments with my own doctor is a joke-she's booked solid. So here I am, fumbling my way along in life...
    GailC240 GailC240 46-50 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Holding back the tears hurts in my throat.

    He doesn't care about me the way I care about him and I need to be ok with that. I need to feel that pain and realize that it isn't going to kill me. I don't need his validation or anyone else's. I can learn to love myself. Right?
    Justkissy Justkissy 31-35, F 6 Responses 23 hrs ago

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    Dear Mind, please shut the **** up,

    I'm trying to be happy.
    akaShaun akaShaun 16-17, M 8 Responses Nov 21, 2014

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    I often feel as if I'm living without purpose.

    ... Why am I here? What purpose do I serve? What purpose could I possibly serve?
    Protonyx Protonyx 16-17, M 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    No one should have to live in

    such a ****** up society we have
    Hawkings14 Hawkings14 13-15, F 1 day ago

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    nickigirl525 nickigirl525 13-15, F 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    Never say these things to someone

    who suffers from depression, or any other disorder/mental illness: 1: "You just need to give yourself a kick in the ***." 2: "No one ever said life was fair or easy." 3: "There are a lot of people worse off than you." 4: "Everyone gets depressed sometimes!" 5: "Maybe you should...
    tianajade tianajade 18-21, F 18 Responses Mar 4, 2014

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    5 Things Not to Say to the Depressed.

    1. Cheer up, turn that frown upside down, think happy thoughts !!   We are of course happy that the solution to our misery is as simple as turning it off and smiling .. why didn't we think of this ourselves? .. oh that's right cos its utter rubbish. Comments like this...
    SamOnHisSoapbox SamOnHisSoapbox 41-45, M 95 Responses Aug 11, 2009

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    Everyone Needs To Read This

    Depression is humiliating. It turns intelligent, kind people into zombies who can’t wash a dish or change their socks. It affects the ability to think clearly, to feel anything, to ascribe value to your children, your lifelong passions, your relative good fortune. It scoops out...
    genetica genetica 26-30, F 81 Responses Jan 24, 2013

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    There was this girl I liked a lot

    and I would do anything to be with her, but she got a boyfriend. I now hate myself and cut myself a lot, I get zero attention from females. The boy she went out with is a sofmore and I am freshmen, usually females go for older males because they are "more mature." Well I can...
    catbradley catbradley 13-15, M 1 Response 19 hrs ago

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    Ive noticed that ppl on here like to see people

    hurting instead of liking to see people that actually made progress in life.
    LocoSaulteaux LocoSaulteaux 13-15, M 3 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    Happiness

    Maybe I'm a dreamer Maybe I'm misunderstood Maybe you're not seeing the side of me you should Maybe I'm crazy Maybe I'm the only one Maybe I'm just out of touch Maybe I've just had enough Maybe it's time to change And leave it all behind I've never been one to walk alone I've...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 9, 2013

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    Rip Robin Williams I got to meet him a couple

    of years ago at a function dinner in Las Vegas. I will never forget that experience because I felt he was a very dark, sad, and tortured individual. He seemed very very manic and unsettled yet also very sad. He had been in pain for years. I hope he is at peace.
    Brisco221 Brisco221 31-35, M 13 Responses Aug 11, 2014

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    Big hugs and love to all my ep friends

    and ep people in general who are going to struggle over Christmas due to depression, loneliness or whatever reason. Love you all.
    Brokenheartblacksoul Brokenheartblacksoul 26-30, F 7 Responses Dec 24, 2014

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    I don't know what to do anymore.

    I'm feeling too tired.
    shethia shethia 18-21, F 2 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    Life is ****. No reason to live.

    Soon I will be no longer here.
    sarawee sarawee 18-21, F 1 Response 10 hrs ago

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    WHAT IS THE ANSWER? All my life I have seen

    what it is like not to have God in my life. I had parents that did not care for me and a welfare system that gave a **** less. When I was still a boy I went to war, just to kill another boy that I did not even know. As I grow older and made my way through life all I have seen is...
    Bobbyjeanc Bobbyjeanc 61-65, T 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    Telling me I can't be sad

    because someone has it harder in life than I do, is like saying someone can't be happy because someone has a better life than them.
    NoOrdinaryDork NoOrdinaryDork 13-15, F 19 Responses Jul 7, 2014

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    I'm very certain that

    if I ever start drinking alcohol, I'll become an alcoholic. Yes, I've had a wine on special occasions with family but I mean once I get older and I'm able to buy it for myself. I think it's the fact that the putrid taste of alcohol comforts me when I'm depressed ( even though I...
    kico4 kico4 16-17, F 2 Responses 16 hrs ago

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    Hold Your Happiness Close. Hold Your Depression Even Closer.

    I just heard a story on the radio about a woman who travels alone in places like Sudan and the Phillipines in areas where rebels of all different kinds live. She told a couple of stories of how she handled herself when faced by a group of teenage men with guns. She would march...
    wundayatta wundayatta 56-60, M 21 Responses May 19, 2010

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    The Stigma

    There is a reason the subject of mental illness is so vitally important to me.  I know it intimately.  Having lived with chronic clinical depression most of my life, I've learned to deal with it, to function, to manage.  In that way, depression is similar to...
    SeriouslySappy SeriouslySappy 51-55, F 145 Responses Sep 16, 2009

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    Dear humans, STOP REPRODUCING AND ADOPT

    CHILDREN IN NEED. YOUR DNA IS NOT IMPORTANT, NOR ARE YOUR CHILDREN SPECIAL. STOP INVADING THE WORLD, IT ISN'T YOURS TO POLLUTE. Sincerely, The World. End of rant
    NatashaRose NatashaRose 18-21, F 53 Responses a week ago

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    To you, who are hurting.

    You are not alone. - I have strong shoulders, and two feet firmly on the ground. So lay on me as much pain as you can give me. Be it little, or be it all, I will carry it. From here onto eternity, if needs be. You are not alone. You may feel so, and you may believe that there...
    themanoflegends themanoflegends 22-25, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I've been battling depression

    for over 7 years now.. I can't help but think it's a losing battle. I'm lost and alone with no one to talk to.
    hs2014 hs2014 18-21, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    Hawkings14 Hawkings14 13-15, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    In November 2001, I suffered a breakdown

    and was diagnosed with PTSD and Major Depression. My depression was treatment-resistant; fortunately about 10 years later I found an effective antidepressant. I say fortunately, because I know some struggle much longer. There were days when hope was so far gone and the psychic...
    onomatopoeiaCA onomatopoeiaCA 41-45, F 17 Responses Feb 14, 2014

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    I hate night time. I always get lonely

    and think way too much.
    justthatxxxguy justthatxxxguy 18-21, M 3 Responses 15 hrs ago

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    You know them moods where you actually think

    every going fine, and for once you try not to think about anything. Then you see something that just kills your insides and you wonder why your still living. I'm sitting here, crying my ******* heart out wondering what the hell I've done wrong when I haven't even done anything...
    Hawkings14 Hawkings14 13-15, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    If you dont have depression,

    dont even bother telling me life gets better. The fact is, your living a happy life, and you dont understand what I am going through. If you dont have depression, you will never understand.
    NoOrdinaryDork NoOrdinaryDork 13-15, F 28 Responses Jul 3, 2014

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    It's that time of the year,

    slipping to a dark place yet again. You see me. You know me. But you never really see I'm dying inside. All my will is growing fainter and fainter. All the passion left is now gone. I feel lonely. I feel sad. I feel anxious. I feel empty. Hi. This is me. I need a friend. I...
    mediocrity mediocrity 18-21, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I'm really sick and tired of people telling me

    to change my view, think positive. They make it sound like I can flip a switch and automatically improve every single aspect of my life. It's not easy, I have depression. If I could just flip a switch and be happy and positive don't you think I would have done it already? I've...
    BleuGirl83 BleuGirl83 31-35, F 16 Responses May 27, 2014

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    Battling Depression

    Everyday it seems that as soon as I enter my room my smile fades. My mind begins to fill with questions, and all I see is shadows. I have been battling depression for about 10 years now. No one has a clue at all, it is my darkest secret. Everything is a blur, I am not happy at...
    TaylorIW TaylorIW 13-15, F 33 Responses Sep 28, 2012

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    Don't you just hate waking up everyday

    and not having anyone special in your life to share the day with.
    LoneWolfGuy LoneWolfGuy 31-35, M 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    I really like this girl a lot.

    She's actually the first girl that has been able to make me smile like a goof since I broke up with my ex. However, I just found out that she's talking to her ex boyfriend again. Now I'm back into depression, anxiety to the roof and scare I'll be alone for the rest of my life. I...
    lgy800 lgy800 22-25, M 5 Responses 20 hrs ago

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    Depression Is Something You Can't Turn Off......

    and you have no control over your mood swings and other peoples views. I hate hearing people say things like "get over yourself" or "your just doing/saying that for attention" I personally have not had to endure that here on EP, but have seen it said to others. it is not the...
    TwilightDream TwilightDream 36-40, F 37 Responses Oct 22, 2011

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    Can I just put it out there

    that all of the fcking 13-14 year old kids who are part of this and think "oh I'm sad cause mummy wouldn't buy me this" or "oh I'm so sad because I had a crush on a boy and he doesn't like me" need to stop being dumb and get back to being a kid. Fgs depression is a mental...
    JPSmith24 JPSmith24 16-17, M 36 Responses Aug 28, 2014

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    I've recently started taking new pills

    for my anxiety. I've thought about taking all of them at once but I'm not sure if that would even do anything. I've really been debating it lately I just don't want to live anymore
    br1ttanymarie br1ttanymarie 18-21, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I can't stop crying right now.

    .. Idk what to do.
    Cutie2013 Cutie2013 18-21, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Depression is not easy.

    Never easy. Depression, loneliness, anxiety, fear, procrastination - whatever evil it may be called. But one thing is for sure, it is debilitating. It is heart-wrenching. It is spirit-breaking, even mind-freezing. It sucked the spirit of life in you. Makes you feel both hopeless...
    TitaniumSkyScraper TitaniumSkyScraper 31-35, F 26 Responses Jun 16, 2014

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    thumper15 thumper15 18-21, F 22 Responses 14 hrs ago

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    I was very optimistic

    and everything I was a father to be until I wasn't anything stillbirth. before I used to think when someone is pregnant they will have a baby well nothing is promised. it's tough going through pregnancy and leaving empty handed. nothing was ever the same
    troubleminded troubleminded 22-25, M 1 Response 16 hrs ago

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    I am so tired of the pretend to care crap on

    this website. People who truly need help are bombarded with other's messages that pretend to care, while they turn the conversation to their problems or offer ridiculous and cliched advice. There are no magic words to cure true depression. We just want someone to listen, to...
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